Join filmmaker and Louisville native David Heavener for two acting and filmmaking seminars [Movies]

Join filmmaker and Louisville native David Heavener for two acting and filmmakin

One of my favorite filmmakers is David Lynch. Possibly his second-best film (after “Eraserhead”) is “Mulholland Drive,” wherein a sparklingly naïve Naomi Watts travels to Hollywood, overly optimistic that she will soon be “discovered” and have a glorious and glamorous career as an actress. Of course, since this is a David Lynch film, she ends up involved in a nightmarish conspiracy where the borders of reality become blurred, but the basic idea is still there: it is not uncommon for aspiring stars to make their pilgrimage to the city of angels out of some desperate belief that they will be “discovered” and live a life of fame and fortune.

I would discourage this method of attempting to break into the film industry – mostly because we have seen recently that great things can come of independent filmmaking, but also because next Sunday, July 1, a little bit of Hollywood is being brought right here to our fair city in the form of two seminars led by the prolific actor and filmmaker – and former Louisvillian – David Heavener.

It all takes place at the Galt House Hotel (140 N 4th Street). The first seminar, “Acting For Success,” runs from 1:00 to 2:30 and will include topics such as:
+Create the winning headshot, resume, and demo reel
+Getting an agent
+Auditioning, callbacks, and booking the part
+Improvs and cold reading
+Resume and headshot review

This is followed at 3:00 by the filmmaking and distribution seminar “Make Movies That Make Money,” wherein participants will learn, among other things:
+How to develop a concept and the winning script
+How to secure financing
+Marketing and distribution
+The future of film
+Webisodes, documentaries, shorts

The cost of each seminar is $29 in advance or $39 at the door, or $49 for both seminars. All further pertinent information, as well as online ticket sales, can be found at David Heavener's Ticket to Hollywood website.

Image: Ticket to Hollywood

About Allan Day
My "real" job is bartending, but I'm a writer and a filmmaker, owner of Monkey's Uncle Productions LLC. I am also a single father, avid reader of books, watcher of movies, and listener of music. My idols include Kurt Vonnegut, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Kaufman, Lloyd Kaufman, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Thom Yorke, Jonsi, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.
More articles from Allan Day